Am I Crazy, what does this symbol mean?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by jayinla, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    What is the blue circled i next to my wifi signal strength?
     

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    cobbyco

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    Touch it and it takes you to the settings for that Wi-Fi network. It used to be an arrow.
     
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    dictoresno

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    its a "more info/options" button. you can find it next to phone numbers or recent contacts in the messaging app too.
     
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    John T

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    In OS7 (and many other things) "i" stands for "information". Pretty obvious I would have thought. ;)
     
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    I agree, if threadstarter would have touched the icon, he would have had his answer.
     
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    But if he/she had touched the icon and found the answer, then how would he have had a chance to start a new thread???
     
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    sunking101

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    The icon may have been a self-destruct button. It's always best to check before pressing things.
     
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    CB1234

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    I read somewhere that the icon makes the iPhone waterproof….
     
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    Curun

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    Pretty sure it's a universal ISO 7001 symbol for information.
     
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    I'd say timid. Experiment and try things out. If you're worried that something catastrophic will happen then back up your device first.
     
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    CB1234

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    If the device blows up then what ??
     
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    iapplelove

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    op that symbol is used on many things not just iOS
     
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    dhlizard

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    Other than the reset all content and settings, I can't think of another button on an iDevice which would do such a thing.
     
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    sjinsjca

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    According to some reports on the Internet, if you touch the home button on the 5S it scans your fingerprint and sends it to the NSA! :eek:
     
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    DomC

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    I'm wondering where the hell this "purchased-P-download-arrow-thing" came from that appears in the App Store. There doesn't seem to be anything like it anywhere else in the OS and looks sort of dumb and out of place.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Eso

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    That's the trouble when you have a design that barely distinguishes interactive elements from non-interactive elements.
     
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    That is an excellent summation of my one over-arching complaint with the iOS 7 design language. Overall, I like iOS 7. I have a few iPad complaints that largely, I believe, stem from the iPad version being half-baked. And I have issues with the Music app on both the iPad and the iPod Touch/iPhone. But overall iOS 7 is attractive and functional. I kept two test devices on the beta from B3 forward, and I upgraded all the personal family devices as soon as Apple released the GM to developers.

    But I've always thought that interactive and non-interactive elements should be clearly distinct. Flat is fine, but removing "touch target" circles and ovals from "buttons" and leaving simple text that is informational AND interactive doesn't strike me as good design.

    But I still like iOS 7. (And I thought the circled-i symbol was clear enough. :) )
     
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    Actually if I didn't start the thread I wouldn't have had an opportunity to read, your smug, unneeded, sarcastic response. Cheers to you.
     
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    Just cause the original poster sees a symbol or icon does not necessarily mean you can touch it, and something will happen. Personally if I see an icon or symbol on ios7, my first instinct would not be to touch it. To me it would mean just to symbolize something.
     
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    Armen

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    Who starts threads by trying to figure out things for themselves first? Half of these new threads can be googled in 15 seconds.

    These are the same people who post a status update on Facebook for the sake of posting a status update.
     
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    am I the only one that lol'd over the wifi network name (clever name there)
     
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    You are indeed welcome. We aim to please.....:D

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    And what would be your second instinct??? Start a thread????
     

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